Orbit and optic nerve

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Revised: 3 April 2019

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PubMed Search: Drusen [title] optic nerve

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N. Orbit and optic nerve: drusen. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyeorbitdrusen.html. Accessed October 15th, 2019.
Definition / general
  • White-yellow irregularities of optic disc, may resemble papilledema
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Dark material in optic nerve head anterior to lamina cribrosa
  • Material is acellular and basophilic, often calcified
Positive stains
Electron microscopy images

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